Topology Designer Window

Use the Topology Designer to design a topology.

  1. From the LoadRunner Enterprise navigation toolbar, click and select Topologies (under Assets).

  2. Select a topology, and click Design Topology.

  3. Design the topology. User interface elements are described below:

    UI Elements

    Description

    Save Topology. Enables you to save your topology.

    Cut/Paste selected items. Enables you to cut and paste the selected topology from one topology folder to another.
    Copy selected items. Enables you to copy items selected on the canvas.

    Delete selected items. Enables you to delete items selected on the canvas.

    Undo/Redo. Enables you to undo or redo the previous action.

    Zoom in/Zoom out. Enables you to zoom in and out of the canvas.

    Actual size. Restores the whole topology design to its normal size. This button is enabled when the Zoom In and Zoom Out buttons are in use.

    Fit whole screen. Enables you to fit the entire topology design to the current screen size.

    Configure Monitors. Opens the Configure Monitors dialog box, enabling you to manually configure SiteScope monitors on the selected node. For details about creating SiteScope monitors, see the SiteScope User Guide.

    Note: When configuring monitors for these components in SiteScope, the value for Monitor Run Settings > Frequency should be changed to a more suitable value, such as 5 - 15 seconds.

    Deploy Monitor Templates. Opens the Deploy Monitor Templates Status dialog box, enabling you to configure SiteScope monitors on the selected node automatically by deploying a template monitor set.

    Palette tab

    Enables you to select components to add to the canvas.

    The palette includes various types of server categories, as well as a Miscellaneous category. This category includes nodes that are not necessarily AUT-specific but that complete the topology design, such as a user or a client workstation.

    AUT Hosts tab

    Enables you to manage all AUT hosts defined in the AUT host pool. Includes the following options:

    • Add New AUT Host. Opens the Add AUT Host dialog box, enabling you to add a new AUT host. For details, see Add / Update AUT Host Dialog Box.

    • Update AUT Host. Opens the Update AUT Host dialog box, enabling you to modify AUT host details. For details, see Add / Update AUT Host Dialog Box.

    • Delete AUT Host. Deletes selected AUT host.
    Topology canvas

    Provides a canvas where you can lay out the topology by dragging components/server nodes and linking them to each other.

    Properties

    Enables you to define properties for the node selected on the canvas.

    The lower section of the Properties pane displays a description of the selected property.

    Navigator

    Enables you to drag the topology's structure to a new position on the canvas.

  4. After you have designed a topology for your performance test, select it for your test. For details, see Topologies.

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